Category: (ERISA) Litigation

The attorneys at Garner Firm, Ltd. represent Philadelphia executives, employees, former employees, plan participants, and their beneficiaries in all aspects of ERISA employee benefits law.

ERISA • Employment Law
  • Aetna Medical Director Admits Not Reviewing Patient Records

    Several news outlets are reporting that California’s insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after its former medical director admitted that he did not review patient records when making a decision to deny coverage for various medical procedures.  CNN’s article about this shocking revelation and emerging scandal can be found here.  The revelation came in a deposition

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  • Court Declines to Remand Case Involving an Alleged Church Plan and Finds ERISA Controls Instead

    Although the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq. (“ERISA”), regulates nearly all non-governmental employer sponsored benefit plans, a notable exception exists for so-called “church plans.”  A church plan is “a plan established and maintained [] for its employees (or their beneficiaries) by a church or by a convention or association of churches which

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  • Chronic Pain: A New Appreciation

    Today, I have a new-found appreciation of pain and what individuals with chronic pain conditions must experience.  I am very fortunate that I have spent most of my life pain-free.  Sure, I have had injuries, some surgery, and moments of pain, but I have never experienced truly debilitating or chronic pain.  That is, until this morning. Last night

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Mr. Garner is an ERISA employee benefits and employment attorney with over a decade of experience. The laws governing employee benefits, the employment relationship, and the workplace are complex.

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